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Glenkinchie 20-year-old

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
121
Whiskybase ID
WB630
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
10Y Refill American Oak, 10Y Brandy Cask
Number of bottles
5124
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7 190 CM000
Barcode
5000281022970
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 257.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 20-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Get over the quirky nose and then this whisky is very nice and special. Tnx CJ for bringing it to the FOTB.
    • Nose
      Very spirity at first. Spices of cloves and nutmeg. Grapes. Burnt rubber. Whiff of smoke (Glenkinchie?). Grassy notes. An unusual nose
    • Taste
      Much better. Sweet fruitiness pear, melon, bananas and goosberries. Very creamy and silky. A punchy edge of lemon and lime. Also bubblegum.
    • Finish
      Long. Peppery and oaky. Liquorice and ginger.

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      The brandy is clearly noticeable and dominates at first.
      Aromas of tropical fruits, caramel & vanilla develop with a hint of wood & leather.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The high alcohol content conceals the aromas. So I added some water. The spectrum of flavors is much less pronounced here than in the nose.
      Garden fruits (apple / pear) combine with brandy & spicy wood.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long - fruity & beautifully spicy

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one blindly, the question was to determine the cask behind the whisky. Did not guessed the brandy cask.
    • Nose
      87 87
      dried fruits, tutti fruity. melange of nuts, mocha and cacao.
    • Taste
      86 86
      full bodied, high in alcohol, nice sentation on the tongue, more fruits. rather sweet, like chewing gum with licorice root
    • Finish
      84 84
      bit hot and dry, sawdust, more licorice root.

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Steviebee scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    By the totality of impressions - the barrel has nailed the foundation, too much brandy and grapes, too little is left for Glenkinchi, only at the finish the long-playing base breaks its way. I like cognac as such, I switched from it to whisky, but I do not like cognac very much in whisky.
    • Nose
      Cool, wet, grapes, wine notes, Hennessy-style cognac, wet wine barrel, raisins, malt, thinner, ether, herbaceous tones in the background.
    • Taste
        Sweet, cognac, a wave of pepper, grapes, oak, burnt sugar, fudge.
    • Finish
        Light pepper on a sweet fruit and grape background, tangerines, light oak mustard and only in the end breaks through a characteristic sourish, a little bit sharp as from ascorbic acid.

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